Westwood is a very small city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 1,719 people and just one neighborhood, Westwood is the 147th largest community in Kansas.
Real Estate Prices
Westwood real estate is some of the most expensive in Kansas, although Westwood house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Westwood is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 95.81% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Westwood is a city of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Westwood who work in management occupations (18.71%), sales jobs (12.26%) and teaching (10.97%).
Also of interest is that Westwood has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Westwood is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Because of many things, Westwood is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Westwood really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Westwood perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Being a small city, Westwood does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.